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North American Beaver

Castor canadensis

Description:

Beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams, and building their homes (known as "lodges") in the resulting pond. Beavers also build canals to float build materials that are difficult to haul over land.[2] They use powerful front teeth to cut trees and other plants that they use both for building and for food. In the absence of existing ponds, beavers must construct dams before building their lodges. First they place vertical poles, then fill between the poles with a crisscross of horizontally placed branches. They fill in the gaps between the branches with a combination of weeds and mud until the dam impounds sufficient water to surround the lodge. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Manmade pond

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3 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Exquisite!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice spotting!

nexttogone
nexttogone 9 years ago

We learned a lot from nature, and it is said that we are the smart ones. Great shot.

Steve Lenz
Spotted by
Steve Lenz

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2010
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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